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Budget van comparison: Citroen Berlingo v LDV G10 v Volkswagen Caddy

Buying an affordable workhorse van can mean some compromises – but depending on if you're willing to take a gamble on an emerging brand, you might not need to sacrifice space for price...

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2016 LDV New Cars
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2016 LDV New Cars

Details of the new and updated LDV vehicles launching in Australia in 2016.   G10 diesel – Q4 Details are thin at this stage, but CarAdvice understands the LDV G10 range may be boosted by the addition a diesel engine towards the end of 2016. The G10 van and people-mover twins are currently only available with a 165kW/330Nm 2...


LDV G10 Review
Rating: 610 /10
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LDV G10 Review

The LDV G10 is the latest in a growing fleet of cut-price people-movers pitched at big families on a budget that until recently had been forced to scour used car lots for a van big enough for their clan. Unknown to most Australians, LDV is a division of China’s largest automotive manufacturer, SAIC...

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$29,990 - $32,990

2015 LDV G10 manual pricing and specifications: five-speed shifter drops entry to $25,990
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2015 LDV G10 manual pricing and specifications: five-speed shifter drops entry to $25,990

The six-speed automatic of the recently launched 2015 LDV G10 van has been joined by a $25,990 five-speed manual option, cutting the Chinese van’s price of entry by $4000. In June, the G10 launched at $29,990 drive-away with a 165kW/330Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine and a ZF-sourced six-speed auto, the combination making it a unique proposition in the Australian market...


LDV working on new ute for Australia
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LDV working on new ute for Australia

Chinese newcomer LDV is hard at work developing a new ute for the Australian market. The Chinese company – which currently sells the G10 van (pictured) and people-mover and the larger V80 commercial van – is looking to expand its footprint in Australia with a ute model that will no doubt follow a similar formula to the models it currently sells...


LDV G10 Van Review
Rating: 710 /10
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LDV G10 Van Review

The all-new LDV G10 is good enough to change the way people think about Chinese-made commercial vehicles.

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$25,990

LDV V80 two-star ANCAP rating sparks war of words
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LDV V80 two-star ANCAP rating sparks war of words

News of a two-star safety rating for the ageing LDV V80 van has resulted in a war of words today between the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and the Chinese brand’s local distributor, Ateco Automotive...


LDV G10 pricing and specifications
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LDV G10 pricing and specifications

The all-new LDV G10 has been launched in Australia, with the Chinese-made van described as "an absolute game changer for work vans", and hitting showrooms priced at $29,990 driveaway for ABN holders...


More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV
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More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV

A national recall of 10,217 Great Wall V200 diesel utes is one of a number of such campaigns announced by various brands over the past few days. The Chinese ute-maker’s importer Ateco recalled the ute over a potential problem with the fuel filler neck, which is made of plastic and has been observed to crack near the top under certain circumstances — likely a result of people putting too much weight on it during filling...


LDV's local push: Chinese brand's imminent model rollout
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LDV's local push: Chinese brand's imminent model rollout

Growing Chinese brand LDV will greatly increase its presence in Australia from about the middle of this year, once the G10 people-mover and commercial van range launches in July/August. This will grow further once the company launches its forthcoming light-commercial ute in the near future — some of the market research and evaluation for which has taken place in Australia...


2015 LDV New Cars
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2015 LDV New Cars

Details of the new and updated LDV models launching in Australia in 2015.   LDV V80 auto – Q1 Automatic versions of the Chinese-made LDV V80 will reach local showrooms during the first quarter of 2015. The six-speed automated manual gearbox is a $2000 option across the three-model van range, making the short-wheelbase low-roof variant $31,990, the long-wheelbase mid-roof $36,990 and the long-wheelbase high-roof $38,990 (all prices driveaway)...


2015 LDV V80 : Chinese van range relaunches from $29,990 driveaway
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2015 LDV V80 : Chinese van range relaunches from $29,990 driveaway

The LDV V80 van range has been relaunched in Australia with a sub-$30,000 starting price and a new automatic transmission option. Distribution of LDV – a division of China’s Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) – is now the responsibility of major independent vehicle importer, Ateco Automotive...


LDV range to expand with people-mover, one-tonne van, buses under Ateco Automotive
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LDV range to expand with people-mover, one-tonne van, buses under Ateco Automotive

The new Australian distributor of Chinese light-commercial vehicle manufacturer LDV plans to introduce a number of new models following the relaunch of the brand later this year. Ateco Automotive, Australia’s largest independent vehicle importer, has taken over responsibility for the importation and distribution of LDV vehicles from White Motor Corporation (WMC), which began selling the LDV V80 van out of 30 dealerships across the country at the beginning of 2013...


LDV V80 Review
Rating: 610 /10
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LDV V80 Review

China's LDV V80 has plenty of standard features and sharp pricing, but doesn't do enough to beat its proven workhorse rivals.

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$32,900 - $39,990